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JD Sports Forum! / Re: Stanley Cup Playoffs
« on: April 25, 2003, 01:15 AM »
Ok, this is getting ridiculous.  I need sleep.  I have an accursed West Nile meeting tomorrow.  4th longest playoff game in history, right now.  

Turco's playing pretty well too.

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JD Sports Forum! / Re: Stanley Cup Playoffs
« on: April 25, 2003, 12:21 AM »
Hmmm, Ducks score, but play is under review...

3rd overtime...

OMG they waved it off :o

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Top 5 Hotties
« on: April 25, 2003, 12:13 AM »
Another find from Buffy: Vampire Slayer

yum

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JD Sports Forum! / Re: Stanley Cup Playoffs
« on: April 25, 2003, 12:08 AM »
Giguere is amazing.  Absolutely amazing.  

3rd OT, 3-3.  wow, great game.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Bar's open! What'll you have...?
« on: April 24, 2003, 10:51 PM »
nicklab, love your little message there.  I just wish there was something on the pegs to be disturbed.  No less than 3 of my 6 available wallys have zero SW figs. :o

I seem stuck with Sleeman Honey Brown Lager right now.  Not that it's a bad thing, but gotta break that rut.

More OT hockey games means need more beer.  Mmm, beer.  Go Celtics.

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Other Collectibles / Re: Riddell Vader helmet: $30 at KBtoys.com
« on: April 24, 2003, 09:04 PM »
Thanks very much Matt, mucho appreciato.  

What's your max BIN for the stormie?  If I see it before you, I'll let you have it.  Not sure about all the others.  Have yet to see the X-wing version.  There's a C3PO for $22.99  BIN right now, but recent 3POs have sold for less than that so I'll wait that one out.  Fett will be pricy though.  Not that far off regular retail though, I suppose.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Your DVD Collection
« on: April 24, 2003, 05:26 PM »
Ok everyone, riddle me this...

LOL, you're showing your age (or your affection for bad TV).  

Sorry, no answer to your question though.  thanks for the chuckle

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Other Collectibles / Re: Riddell Vader helmet: $30 at KBtoys.com
« on: April 24, 2003, 05:13 PM »
You should have seen all the stuff I wrote before I retyped it.  Ouch.  Still, I'm pretty annoyed by the process.

Matt, you have a PM and I guess entitlement to my second born (1st is too cute to give up).

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Other Collectibles / Re: Riddell Vader helmet: $30 at KBtoys.com
« on: April 24, 2003, 04:10 PM »
US  online retailers that take my money happily:

Amazon (TRU)
Yestertoys
Entertainment Earth
NewForce
spawntoys.com
mcfarlane.com

I'll think of others.  I'm certain the sponsors of this site would too.  

Stoopid KB >:( >:( :o >:(

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Other Collectibles / Re: Riddell Vader helmet: $30 at KBtoys.com
« on: April 24, 2003, 03:12 PM »
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah.

KB cancelled my order.  Get this:  I used a US address for delivery.  Because my card has a billing address that is Canadian (well duh) they will not process my order.  Never mind the charges would have gone ahead just fine, but I cannot even order.  

Oh, I am sorely tempted to be mr. POtty mouth right f****** now.   Grrrrrrr.

Can somebody here give me a hand with this.  Please.  

Stoopid KB>

And, in the height of my own hypocrisy, I sent the following note to their customer service department:

Greetings,

just a note to say how remarkably dissappointed I am in KB.  That your system is automated is a pathetic excuse and you are, as such, eliminating a potential market in Canada of 30 million consumers.  That is indeed your choice to do so.  

My greatest regret is that I filled out a remarkably positive survey that cannot be reversed.  whereas you received eights and nines on the surveys, it appears that your actual level of service (at least to non-Americans) merits scores more along the lines of ones and twos.

I have never had this problem in the past with various online retailers in the US.  Amazon happily takes my money (though like your organization, will not ship to Canada) as do numeorus other, smaller toy retailers.  Most of the smaller retailers will even ship to Canada, realizing it is just the country next door, not somewhere on another planet.  

You can rest assured that I shall not darken the proverbial doorstep of KBtoys again, be it your online service or when I am visiting the United States.  You can also be comfortable in the knowledge that I shall relay this story to as many people as possible, both here and in the United States.  Congratulations on your extremely effective automated system.  

Please, in future, when you send emails like you have to me, don't sign them sincerely.  If you were truly sincere, you would have made an effort to process the order.  The credit card is fully functional and works just fine.  The address given is valid and belongs to a friend in the US.  

sincerely,

once a potential repeat customer, not so now


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Conventions / Disney Star Wars Weekends
« on: April 24, 2003, 02:01 PM »
Ok, Disney + Star Wars = StarWars Weekend.  

I've read the link.  Has anybody ever attended?  Do the descriptions given adequately describe what happens?  

What about merchandise?  It lists pins, medallions, clothing, posters and "other collectibles" or something to that effect.  Just what would fall under that category?  

Enlighten me (don't laugh, it is possible) please.

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Other Collectibles / Re: Riddell Vader helmet: $30 at KBtoys.com
« on: April 24, 2003, 01:24 PM »
One down, four to go ;D

About the cheapest Vader helmet recently on ebay has been about $40+  This is a good deal for that helmet.  Thanks for the tip Matt.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Your DVD Collection
« on: April 24, 2003, 12:53 PM »
Just picked up a copy of The New Guy used on DVD.  Eliza Dushku - rrrrrrowr.  

Most of the rest of the collection is dominated by my wife's love of Disney movies (the only thing she collects).  Harry Potter, LOTR, SW are all there as well as Top Gun (1st DVD I owned) and a few others.  Maybe 100 total.  

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Video Games
« on: April 24, 2003, 12:50 PM »
I used to, but not much anymore.  Job, outdoor interests, kid, wife - all take up time (all good too).

Oh the glory days of playing.  Pong was so cool.  And then it got upgraded so you could actually play doubles.  Sure, it was a bit tricky hooking wires up to the back of the TV and maybe you got a little electrocuted.  Had a bit of an effect on the screen too, but wasn't so noticeable cuz everything was black and white...

Uh, whoops.  Excuse me.

More recently, various versions of Links (LS, 2001) which actually proved helpful in learning how to read greens.  Aa few SW games, but older stuff, X-Wing vs Tie Fighter and others.  Nothing too new.  

Have super nintendo.  Wife plays Mario games but I don't use it much.  Have the SW version, so do occasional pod racing, but my old eyes get too burned by looking at those graphics (crappy, IMO).  Perfect Dark is a hoot, but I only play it when my nephew is in town, so twice a year.  but those nights are great.  Much beer and bad food, lots of blood and guts.  

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Do you say Pop, Soda or Coke?
« on: April 23, 2003, 05:15 PM »
Beer.

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